1. Description of Our Community
“Dongxing” is the name of aboriginal society of Taiwanese plains aborigines and former “Liujia” is “Liuzhangli”. We probe into the signs in life and discover the stories of Liujia. Human customs of different people result in the history. Although Dong Xing Elementary School is a new school in Zhubei City, we are the first. As new people who integrate into and change Liujia, we expect that our result will reinforce the human relationship in the community.
2. Summary of Our Project
Liujia Xinwawu located in Zhubei City, Hsinchu County is the only Hakka settlement preservation area in Taiwan and it has been the largest granary in Hsinchu. Nowadays, because of the development of transport construction, “Taiwan High Speed Rail”, we start from Donghsing Canal near the school to explore the stories of Hakka villages. From the passing of water ditch to Taiwan High Speed Rail, urbanization has accelerated in ten years. With the gap of land memory, we attempt to connect the stories which should not be forgotten.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Thanks to internet, we are able to share information with each other efficiently and query data quickly. In the end, we become good at active learning and have known the wider world by a network relation.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
It is difficult to collect data. Most of them are information segments and have not been sorted out systematically. For misinformation, our team members have to spend much time on digestion, tracing and confirmation. Besides, for being unfamiliar with the operation of computer software, we need to spend more time on making and learning. Most team members usually attend tutorial class and the time for group discussion between all the team members is limited. Occasionally, the progress report to be submitted will fall behind and delay. Fortunately, with the supervision and urge, we have completed all the work. The difficulties we have encountered during the interview include: as the interviewees are mostly the seniors with strong local accent, we have some difficulty in understanding them. In addition, we intended to interview with the high-speed rail station, but the time for Cyberfair is not enough for the need of round trip of official documents. Thus, we feel greatly regretful for it. Finally, we have experienced the toil of Mr. Luo to run around initially.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Through Cyberfair project, we have understood that all we have come from the efforts of predecessors, so we admire and appreciate them and even treasure the existing cultural assets more. For those receiving the benefits by chance, if they are broad-minded and willing to share, it can bring benefits to villages to realize richness in reality and happiness in state of mind. It is our greatest harvest to help to clear up the truth in the past and make all the residents here have a new understanding of Lioujia.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Language: the ability of writing, expression and discussion can be cultivated through data collection, summary, integration, communication and interview. Society: the local resources in the community are used to assist us with Cyberfair project so as to understand the community environment better and care for social sentiment. Mathematics: the concept of statistical analysis is applied to sort out the data required. Arts: drawing, color matching, art designing, typesetting, photography, music production and other skills are combined to complete the webpage making and we cooperated with each other in Children’s Play. Sports: the time is managed effectively, including field survey and fulfillment in sui zun and bicycle LOHAS sports. Science and technology: information equipment is applied to improve the abilities in Excel statistics, webpage making, presentation and video editing.